January 22, 2014

Food Justice

These organizations are inspiring me.

Fair Food Network — FFN is based off the belief that everyone has the fundamental right to healthy, fresh, and sustainably grown food. FFN works to provide access to food, especially in underserved communities by implementing model programs and bringing people together.

Food First/Institute for Food & Development Policy—Food First, a food system think tank, works to augment social movements in the fight for food security. Food First was founded in 1975 and works to inform eaters, farmers, and policymakers about local solutions to global food issues.

Oakland Institute—An independent policy think tank, Oakland Institute works to create research in eight key areas: land rights, high food prices, sustainable food systems, foreign investments, international aid, trade agreements, climate change and poverty. It is Oakland Institute’s key mission to increase public participation and encourage fair debate in each area.

Old Ways—Old Ways is an advocate for healthier eating by educating the public about the benefits of traditional cooking embracing culture and heritage.

Seed Savers Exchange—Seed Savers Exchange is dedicated to the saving and sharing of organic, heirloom, and non-GMO seeds.

Soil Association—Founded in 1946, the Soil Association works to ensure that organic systems are being used whenever possible. The Association encourages new solutions to climate change, improvements to animal welfare and greater biodiversity support. The Food for Life Partnership teams up with local schools to transform dietary choices of thousands of young students.

Slow Food International—Designed to counter fast food and fast life, this 100,000 member-supported association takes on biodiversity projects, food education and connects young people through the Slow Food Youth Network. Slow Food works on three interconnected principles: good diet that is part of local culture; clean food production; and fair consumer prices.

The CookBook Project—The CookBook Project trains local leaders worldwide to use food culture and cooking program curriculum in their own communities. The goal is "to empower youth worldwide to cook REAL food with family and friends to reverse the global obesity and chronic disease epidemic."

WhyHunger—WhyHunger is a leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment.

1 comment:

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